What It’s Like Being a Lectrice d’Anglais in France

Salut! With la rentrée in full swing this time of year, I am reflecting on my time spent as a lectrice d'anglais back when I used to live in France for work. I spent two years working in the Lyon region between 2017 and 2019, teaching in a mid-size city to first and second-year undergraduate science students. While it … Continue reading What It’s Like Being a Lectrice d’Anglais in France

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Life Update #9: Reflections on my First Year as a Lectrice (and summer plans)

Salut! As of two weeks ago, I can say that I'm *officially* done with my first year as a lectrice d'anglais. Following a three-week vacation all over Europe, I returned to France to proctor rattrapages (make-up exams for students who'd failed English this past year) and otherwise to sort out renewal logistics for the upcoming year. I would say … Continue reading Life Update #9: Reflections on my First Year as a Lectrice (and summer plans)

How I Became a Lectrice in France

Bonjour! Considering that it's around that time of year that lecteur/lectrice interviews are happening, I would like to share my story of how I've gotten my current lectrice job, having been inspired by Dana's own blog post of her journey to becoming one. You can also check out this post I wrote recently about how to secure … Continue reading How I Became a Lectrice in France

How to Become a Lecteur/Lectrice in France

Bonjour! I'm about two months late, but all the same, I wanted to give my two cents (or centimes) on the lecteur/lectrice application process in France. Especially if many of you are currently assistant.e.s or aspiring expats who want to continue living in the country legally, then having this job is a good way to do so. P.S. This post … Continue reading How to Become a Lecteur/Lectrice in France

Life Update #7: First Semester Teaching…DONE!

Bonjour, folks! As of Thursday last week, I've officially finished my first semester of teaching as a lectrice d'anglais in France. Crazy to believe just how it has flown by-- cliché as it sounds, it seemed like just yesterday I was starting my first day at the university and now I'm here with no more classes to teach … Continue reading Life Update #7: First Semester Teaching…DONE!